Take the 2-minute tour ×
Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I have recently installed Ubuntu 10.04, however I am having trouble getting wireless to work. Ubuntu says that wireless is disabled, and I am unable to enable it. I have tried Administration > Hardware Drivers however the only drivers listed are Nivida graphics ones.

I am unsure what to do as I do not think the process is the same as searching for drivers for a windows machine.

Any advice appreciated.

share|improve this question
    
Please give hardware details. At a minimum, the output of the lspci command in a terminal. –  Ryan Thompson Jul 4 '10 at 21:33
    
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller (rev 02) 03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR5001 Wireless Network Adapter (rev 01) Above are the appropriate bits. –  woaddoa Jul 4 '10 at 21:38

1 Answer 1

ubuntu 10 has a neat 'feature' where a lot of the wifi drivers that work on the Live Cd don't get installed.

The easiest way, if you can, is to connect with a cable and let it update the drivers from the ubuntu site.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.